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Current U.S. Student

United States citizens who are currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs are eligible to apply. All applicants enrolled in U.S institutions must apply through their home campuses. Find the Fulbright Program Adviser on your campus.

If you are an undergraduate student, you are eligible to apply in the fall of your senior year.  If you are a graduate student, you are eligible as long as you will not have a PhD degree by the application deadline.

U.S. Citizen but not a Student

If you are a U.S. citizen, will hold a bachelor’s degree by the award start date, and do not have a PhD degree, then you are eligible to apply. Non-enrolled applicant should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Candidates with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Getting Started page will provide information on eligibility and next steps.

Artist

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program welcomes applications in the creative and performing arts. Arts candidates for the U.S. Student Program should have relatively limited professional experience in the fields (typically 7 years or less) in which they are applying. Artists with more experience should consider applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

Creative & Performing Arts projects fall under the Study/Research grant category and are available in all countries where Study/Research grants are offered. 

FPA

U.S. Professor/Administrator

If you are a U.S. citizen and a professor or administrator at a U.S. institution and are interested in applying for a Fulbright Scholar Award, you will need to apply through CIES.

To support your students in applying for a U.S. Student Program award, please connect with the Fulbright Program Adviser at your institution.

Non U.S. Citizens

If you are a non-U.S. citizen interested in applying for a Fulbright Award to the United States, you will need to apply through the Fulbright Commission or U.S. Embassy in your home country. Find out more information on the Fulbright Visiting Scholar or Student Program.

Mexico

Select award for detailed information
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The U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational Exchange (COMEXUS), the Fulbright Commission in Mexico, is interested in supporting fieldwork and research in areas of relevance to U.S.-Mexican relations, including but not limited to: culture, economic integration, foreign policy, society and politics, science and technology, ecological and environmental issues, public health, human rights and law, education, and migration and border issues. COMEXUS is particularly interested in proposals pursuing STEM fields.

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COMEXUS also supports projects in the arts (both performance and Fine Arts) that create and enhance the dialogue between the U.S. and Mexican arts communities.  

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COMEXUS encourages applications from Master's- and Doctoral-level candidates seeking to do thesis or dissertation research.

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Applications will be accepted in all fields of study, except medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry.

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Fulbright grants in Mexico are known as \"Fulbright-García Robles\" grants.

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Grant Length: Two options, 6 or 9 months.

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Grants may start September 1, and end May 31. Some grants may begin January 1, but must end on or before June 30. Grants cannot be shorter than 6 months.

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All grantees will be required to attend a mandatory Welcome Orientation in Mexico City during the last week of August 2022, organized and sponsored by COMEXUS, regardless of their program start date.

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COMEXUS will arrange international transportation for grantees except in very specific cases in which grantees travel with a qualified dependent. Grantees should not purchase their airfare without first consulting their COMEXUS Program Officer.

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Applicants at the BA level will not be considered for this award.

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Candidates enrolled in a Master's or doctoral program are preferred. Applications should reflect a need to conduct academic research in Mexico related to applicant's discipline and thesis or dissertation.

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At-Large candidates who have recently completed a terminal Master's degree will also be considered. Applications should reflect a true binational impact as well as the relevance to the candidate's professional or academic development.

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All applicants should also consider whether Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval is necessary for their research goals and if they can secure IRB approval prior to beginning grant and to cover the entire grant period. IRB is required for all projects that include interviews and interactions with human subjects.

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Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to communicate on a daily basis. Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should include in the Language Self-Evaluation plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.

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Applicants MUST secure an affiliation with an accredited Mexican research institution or Mexican university. Secondary affiliations with NGOs are welcome as appropriate to the proposal, but are not accepted as a primary affiliation.

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Candidates who plan to conduct research for their Master's thesis or doctoral dissertation should provide a letter of support from their thesis adviser at their home institution. 

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Neither COMEXUS nor the U.S. Embassy/consulate will assist in locating or helping secure housing for U.S. Fulbright grantees.

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The Commission is not responsible for finding housing for grantees. The Commission may make suggestions and offer contacts and references from former grantees, but it is the grantee’s responsibility to find housing. Although some grants come with a modest relocation award, the Commission recommends having sufficient funds to cover move-in expenses. Having a few short-term options in mind following the Welcome Orientation is a good idea since it is not advisable to secure long-term housing before arrival. After several days or weeks, you will have a better idea of what you are looking for in your living situation, and more importantly, the length of commute between your home and primary grant activity site.

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  • Dual Mexican-U.S. citizen are eligible to apply
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  • Candidates must not be living, working or studying in Mexico during the application and selection process.
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  • Candidates with a valid Tarjeta de Residente (temporal or permanente) are not eligible to apply.
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Applicants should take into consideration that the Fulbright grant covers maintenance and basic living expenses based on the cost of living in the region the grantee conducts their project, as well as one round-trip air ticket (U.S.-Mexico-U.S.). Grantees may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the grant. It is highly recommended to begin the program with some additional savings to cover these expenses.

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Semi-finalists will be invited to a virtual interview by COMEXUS in February 2022.

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Candidates must have a Visa Authorization from a Mexican Consulate before entering the country on a Fulbright award. For this reason, and due to Mexican immigration laws, candidates with current legal residency in Mexico will not be considered.

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COMEXUS will assist in a preauthorization visa approval process for the grantees and their dependents prior to their arrival in Mexico. Within 30 days of arriving in Mexico, grantees and their dependents must exchange their visa for a Tarjeta de Residente Temporal Estudiante.

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Those candidates possessing dual U.S. and Mexican nationality are required by Mexican law to enter Mexico on their Mexican passport and will not receive said visa.

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Fulbright grantees must heed the U.S. State Department Travel Advisory to Mexico. Projects or affiliations located in areas where the advisory prohibits U.S. government personnel from traveling will NOT be considered. Locations with a Level 3 Travel Advisory may be approved on an exceptional basis. For more information visit Mexico Travel Advisory.

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.WHA@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"http://comexus.org.mx/index.php"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Becas Information","value":"becas@comexus.org.mx"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-04-06 15:19:58 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 14:09:58 [countryName] => Mexico [regionId] => 18 [countryCode] => MX [countryAlias] => mexico [regionName] => Western Hemisphere [regionAlias] => western-hemisphere [regionColor] => #3C3292 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;d:1.7;i:1;i:-60;i:2;i:0;} [regionBgColor] => #007397 [regionBgHoverColor] => #005975 )
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Fulbright-Garcia Robles All Disciplines - Open Study/Research Award
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The U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational Exchange (COMEXUS), the Fulbright Commission in Mexico, will support up to four academic semesters (2 years) in a master’s program or up to six academic semesters (3 years) in a doctoral program. Selected candidates will receive funding for their first two semesters. Approval of subsequent financial support will be subject to academic performance and availability of funds. Benefits include monthly maintenance, up to 50,000 pesos in tuition per year, and one round-trip ticket from the United States to Mexico.

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Only candidates seeking to complete a master’s or doctoral degree at a Mexican university or qualified Mexican academic institution are eligible to apply.

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Applications will be accepted in all fields of study except medicine, veterinary medicine and dentistry. Applications in the areas of STEM fields, and Public Policy, or Public Administration are particularly welcome.

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Fulbright grants in Mexico are known as \"Fulbright-García Robles\" grants.

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Grant Length: 10 months, to coincide with the academic calendar of the host institution (typically in early August).

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Grant payments will not start before August of the grant year.

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All grantees will be required to attend a mandatory Welcome Orientation in Mexico City during the last week of August 2022, organized and sponsored by COMEXUS. If grantees have class times that conflict with this mandatory orientation, COMEXUS will provide a letter to excuse attendance or give permission to miss an activity of the orientation.

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COMEXUS will arrange international transportation for grantees except in very specific cases in which grantees travel with a qualified dependent. Grantees should not purchase their airfare without first consulting their COMEXUS Program Officer.

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Applications of all degree levels are accepted. Candidates should demonstrate:

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  • The need to complete their master's or doctoral degree in Mexico
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  • The connection of the university faculties/programs selected to the candidate's future goals
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  • The binational relevance and impact of their research interests
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  • Flexibility (especially for those seeking a master's degree) in modifying research plans to accommodate program learning and advisor guidance.
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  • Knowledge of the research generated by Mexican scholars (historical and contemporary) in their discipline.
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Additional Information: Higher level proficiency will be necessary to complete the requirements of the proposed degree program. Applicants should include in the Language Self-Evaluation plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.

"}},{"name":"Critical Language Enhancement Award","id":"critical_language_enhancement_award","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":""},{"name":"Fulbright Proposal Types","id":"fulbright_proposal_types","type":"options_array","visibility":1,"value":[{"name":"Independent Study/Research","id":"isr","value":"No"},{"name":"Graduate Degree Enrollment","id":"gde","value":"Yes"}]},{"name":"Affiliation","id":"affiliation","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"Letter recommended at deadline","value":"

Applicants are responsible for applying directly to the university’s graduate program in addition to the Fulbright Program. The applicant should attempt to obtain a letter from the university academic department stipulating that the academic program sought by the applicant is available and admission is feasible based on a preliminary review of the applicant's background and credentials.

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It is recommended to research a minimum of three Mexican universities to determine, program(s) of interest, call for application and program start date, and whether these programs are a good fit for the candidate's profile. Applicants must refer to at least one and up to three Mexican university programs in which they are interested in applying and justify these choices in the Statement of Purpose.

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Applicants must secure an affiliation with a Mexican university and present a letter of acceptance prior to receiving the final grant offer.

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* Applications to Mexican universities take time and special documentation is often required for international students. Special attention should be given to the application deadlines and the time needed for U.S. documentation (such as diploma and transcripts) to be translated and notarized (apostillado). 

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COMEXUS will provide up to 50,000 pesos per academic year to cover the costs of tuition and other relevant degree program expenses, as determined by the Commission, to all grantees regardless of the area of study. This amount will cover most public universities in Mexico, however, may not cover all tuition expenses for some private universities. The Commission will assist grantees in obtaining tuition waivers, when possible.

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Applicants are encouraged to check actual and full tuition costs of the university and program to which they are applying. Private universities in particular can cost several thousand pesos per semester. If the annual tuition covered by the Fulbright award does not cover the full tuition of the academic year, it is the grantee´s responsibility to pay the balance.

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Eligible grantees may also qualify for a CONACYT grant to cover the balance of tuition. More information is available here: https://www.conacyt.gob.mx/index.php/becas-y-posgrados.

"}},{"name":"Housing Arrangements","id":"housing_arrangements","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

Neither COMEXUS nor the U.S. Embassy/consulate will assist in locating or helping secure housing for U.S. Fulbright grantees.

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The Commission is not responsible for finding housing for grantees. The Commission may make suggestions and offer contacts and references from former grantees, but it is the grantee’s responsibility to find housing. Although some grants come with a modest relocation award, the Commission recommends having sufficient funds to cover move-in expenses. Having a few short-term options in mind following the Welcome Orientation is a good idea since it is not advisable to secure long-term housing before arrival. After several days or weeks, you will have a better idea of what you are looking for in your living situation and more importantly, the length of commute between your home and primary grant activity site.

"},{"name":"Placement Type","id":"placement_type","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Eligibility","id":"eligibility","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options_array","value":[{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_01","value":"Dual citizens of this country are eligible"},{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_02","value":"Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant"}]},{"type":"text","value":"
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  • Candidates must not be living, working or studying in Mexico during application and selection process.
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  • Candidates with a valid Tarjeta de Residente (temporal or permanente) are not eligible to apply.
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"}]},{"name":"Special Application Instructions","id":"special_application_instructions","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

Refer to this program in your Statement of Grant Purpose and list 'Graduate Degree Award' under Award Name on the Fulbright application.

"},{"name":"Custom Fields","id":"custom_fields","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Visa Required","value":"

Candidates must have a Visa Authorization from a Mexican Consulate before entering the country on a Fulbright scholarship. For this reason, and due to Mexican immigration laws, candidates with current legal residency in Mexico will not be considered.

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COMEXUS will assist in a preauthorization visa approval process for the grantees and their dependents prior to their arrival in Mexico. Within 30 days of arriving in Mexico, the grantees and their dependents must exchange their visa for a Tarjeta de Residente Temporal Estudiante.

"},{"name":"Special Consideration","value":"

Applicants should take into consideration that this Fulbright grant covers maintenance and basic living expenses in Mexico, as well as one round-trip air ticket (U.S.-Mexico-U.S.). However, grantees may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the grant. It is highly recommended to enter the program with some additional savings to cover these expenses.

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Semi-finalists will be invited to a virtual interview with COMEXUS in February 2022. 

"},{"name":"Travel Warnings","value":"

Fulbright grantees must heed the U.S. State Department Travel Advisory to Mexico. Host affiliations located in areas where the advisory prohibits U.S. government personnel from traveling will NOT be considered. Locations with a Level 3 Travel Advisory may be approved on an exceptional basis. For more information visit Mexico Travel Advisory.

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.WHA@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"www.comexus.org.mx"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Becas Information","value":"becas@comexus.org.mx"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-03-29 13:37:34 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 14:09:58 [countryName] => Mexico [regionId] => 18 [countryCode] => MX [countryAlias] => mexico [regionName] => Western Hemisphere [regionAlias] => western-hemisphere [regionColor] => #3C3292 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;d:1.7;i:1;i:-60;i:2;i:0;} [regionBgColor] => #007397 [regionBgHoverColor] => #005975 )
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Fulbright Graduate Degree Award
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With the goal of creating mutual understanding between the private sectors of Mexico and the United States, the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange (COMEXUS), the Fulbright Commission in Mexico, supports internships in Mexican and multinational companies through the Binational Internship Program for U.S. Students.

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Grantees will be placed in cooperating businesses, and will also take courses related to international business at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM), one of the most prestigious private universities in that field in Mexico. The most significant component of the program is the internship; grantees will spend about 90% of their time working in the company.

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In recent years, COMEXUS has placed grantees in a variety of organizations, including traditional and multinational companies, financial institutions, airlines and start-ups. These workplaces have included Ashoka, Angel Ventures, Casa Dragones, Convixión, Endeavor, Evercore, and Volaris among others. Please note that the list of participating companies and NGOs is subject to change every year.

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COMEXUS is unable to guarantee placements in specific companies, sectors and/or industries.

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Grantees are not required to submit a side project in order to apply for this grant. 

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Fulbright grants in Mexico are known as \"Fulbright-García Robles\" grants.

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Grant Length: 10 months.

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Grant dates: September 2022 - June 2023.

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All grantees will be required to attend a mandatory Welcome Orientation in Mexico City during the last week of August 2022, organized and sponsored by COMEXUS.

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COMEXUS will arrange international transportation for grantees except in very specific cases in which grantees travel with family. Grantees should not purchase airfare without first consulting their COMEXUS Program Officer.

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Preferred candidates should have less than three years of work experience post-graduation, as well as a bachelor's or master's degree in one of the following fields: Business Administration, Finance, Economics, International Relations, Law/International Law, Accounting, or another business-related field. 

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Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in another field may be considered if they have demonstrated experience and interest in international business.    

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Candidates must be adaptable and proactive, able to take initiative in both professional and educational situations in order to thrive in a highly independent program. Rather than a traditional study abroad, the Binational Business Program is designed for flexible, self-sufficient grantees able to seize the moment, establish and manage expectations, and forge valuable experiences throughout the program.

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Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the internship but also in order to communicate at a university level. Applicants should include in the Language Self-Evaluation plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is also required.

"}},{"name":"Critical Language Enhancement Award","id":"critical_language_enhancement_award","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":""},{"name":"Fulbright Proposal Types","id":"fulbright_proposal_types","type":"options_array","visibility":1,"value":[{"name":"Independent Study/Research","id":"isr","value":"No"},{"name":"Graduate Degree Enrollment","id":"gde","value":"No"}]},{"name":"Affiliation","id":"affiliation","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"No affiliation letter required","value":"

Applicants should not include a letter of affiliation from any Mexican institution in their application, as COMEXUS will place all grantees with their host company or organization. Following the final grantee selection, COMEXUS will arrange the internship placement of grantees through a matching process involving participating companies, grantees, and the Commission.

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In this process:

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  • All grantees are invited to be interviewed by all companies.
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  • Both the companies and grantees then rank their preferences.
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  • The Commission assigns the grantee to an institution, taking into account the preferences of both the applicant and the company as well as the well-being of the complete cohort.
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  • COMEXUS is unable to guarantee placements in specific companies and/or industries.
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  • Grantees will enroll in courses at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
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"}},{"name":"Affiliation Fees/Tuition","id":"affiliation_fees","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"Tuition covered in grant benefits","value":"

All grantees must enroll in at least one course and up to two courses per trimester at the ITAM, for a total of up to six classes. University fees are waived as part of the grant.

"}},{"name":"Housing Arrangements","id":"housing_arrangements","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

Neither COMEXUS nor the U.S. Embassy/consulate will assist in locating or helping secure housing for U.S. Fulbright grantees.

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The Commission is not responsible for finding housing for grantees. The Commission may make suggestions and offer contacts and references from former grantees, but it is the grantee’s responsibility to find housing. Although some grants come with a modest relocation award, the Commission recommends having sufficient funds to cover move-in expenses. Having a few short-term options in mind following the Welcome Orientation is a good idea since it is not advisable to secure long-term housing before arrival. After several days or weeks, you will have a better idea of what you are looking for in your living situation and more importantly, the length of commute between your home and primary grant activity site.

"},{"name":"Placement Type","id":"placement_type","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Eligibility","id":"eligibility","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options_array","value":[{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_01","value":"Dual citizens of this country are eligible"},{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_02","value":"Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant"}]},{"type":"text","value":"

• Must not be living or working in Mexico during the application process

• Dual citizens are welcome to apply

"}]},{"name":"Special Application Instructions","id":"special_application_instructions","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

Refer to this program in your Statement of Grant Purpose and select “Binational Internship Program” under Award Name on the Fulbright application.

"},{"name":"Custom Fields","id":"custom_fields","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Statement of Grant Purpose","value":"

In the Statement of Grant Purpose, the following three points should be addressed:

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1) Areas where the applicant could benefit from and make the best contribution to a Mexico-based company conducting international business;

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2) Aspects of the applicant’s academic background (coursework, workshops, special courses, particular interests, etc.) and professional experience (specific jobs and internships) that would allow the applicant to benefit from the experience and contribute during the internship and in the classroom; and

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3) Expected benefits from the internship and courses, and their relationship to the applicant’s future career plans. 

"},{"name":"Visa Requirement","value":"

COMEXUS will assist in a pre-authorization visa approval process for the grantees and their dependents prior to their arrival in Mexico. Within 30 days of arriving in Mexico, grantees and their dependents must exchange their visa for a Tarjeta de Residente Temporal Estudiante.

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Candidates must have a Visa Authorization from a Mexican Consulate before entering the country on a Fulbright scholarship. For this reason, and due to Mexican immigration laws, candidates with current legal residency in Mexico will not be considered.

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Those candidates possessing dual U.S. and Mexican nationality are required by Mexican law to enter Mexico on their Mexican passport and will not receive said visa.

"},{"name":"Specific Considerations","value":"

Applicants should take into consideration that this Fulbright grant covers maintenance and basic living expenses in Mexico, as well as one round-trip air ticket (U.S.-Mexico-U.S.).

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Grantees may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the grant. It is highly recommended that grantees begin the program with some additional savings to cover these expenses, especially because the first grant payment will arrive in late September.

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Semifinalists will be invited to a virtual interview by COMEXUS in February 2022.

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is not available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.WHA@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"http://comexus.org.mx/index.php"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Becas Information","value":"becas@comexus.org.mx"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-03-29 13:37:34 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 14:09:58 [countryName] => Mexico [regionId] => 18 [countryCode] => MX [countryAlias] => mexico [regionName] => Western Hemisphere [regionAlias] => western-hemisphere [regionColor] => #3C3292 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;d:1.7;i:1;i:-60;i:2;i:0;} [regionBgColor] => #007397 [regionBgHoverColor] => #005975 )
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Binational Internship Program
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The U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational Exchange (COMEXUS), along with the Mexican and U.S. governments, is interested in supporting English language teaching and learning in Mexico. 

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Fulbright English Teaching Assistants are placed in Mexican public institutions to support English language learning for 20 to 25 hours per week for nine months. In addition to assisting English teachers in their host institution, grantees are expected to serve as cultural ambassadors for U.S. culture, actively engage with their host community and foster mutual understanding between U.S. and Mexican cultures. For grantees to further engage with their host community, they are expected to undertake a supplementary project for 15 to 20 hours per week. 

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Fulbright grants in Mexico are also known as \"Fulbright-García Robles\" grants.

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Grant Length: 9 months.

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Grants dates: September 2022 to May 2023.

"}},{"name":"Orientation","id":"orientation","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"In-Country Orientation","value":"

All grantees will be required to attend a mandatory Welcome Orientation in Mexico City during the last week of August, organized and sponsored by COMEXUS. 

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COMEXUS will arrange international transportation for grantees, thus, grantees should not purchase airfare without first consulting their COMEXUS Program Officer. 

"}},{"name":"Candidate Profile","id":"candidate_profile","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

All fields of study are welcome. Candidates are not expected to have majored in English or Education related fields. 

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Prefered candidates will be able to articulate their interest in Mexico as well as the importance of this program for their future career plans. Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills to actively engage with their host community, act as U.S. ambassadors and foster mutual understanding between U.S. and Mexican cultures. 

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Candidates must show adaptability, resourcefulness and resilience to thrive in a highly independent program. 

"},{"name":"Accepted Degree Levels","id":"accepted_degree_levels","type":"options","visibility":1,"value":["Bachelor's","Master's"]},{"name":"Supplementary Project","id":"supplementary_project","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"Required","value":"

Grantees are encouraged to develop a project related to their personal, professional and/or educational interests. The main objective of this project is for grantees to engage with their host community (v.g. department at host institution, larger academic community, community-at-large, etc.) through especific volunteer activities that should add up to 15 to 20 hours per week. 

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Grantees should show flexibility while planning their suplemmentary project as it may need to be adapted or changed once the grantee learns his/her placement. 

"}},{"name":"Foreign Language Proficiency","id":"foreign_language_proficiency","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"Required - Advanced","value":"

Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of classroom teaching assistance, but to acclimate and integrate into daily life in host communities. Applicants should include in the Language Self-Evaluation form plans for language study (if needed) between the time of application and the commencement of the grant. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college-level Spanish language instructor is also required.

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Successful candidates must also be articulate speakers of English with native fluency.

"}},{"name":"Critical Language Enhancement Award","id":"critical_language_enhancement_award","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":""},{"name":"Fulbright Proposal Types","id":"fulbright_proposal_types","type":"options_array","visibility":1,"value":[{"name":"Independent Study/Research","id":"isr","value":"n/a"},{"name":"Graduate Degree Enrollment","id":"gde","value":"n/a"}]},{"name":"Affiliation","id":"affiliation","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"","value":""}},{"name":"Affiliation Fees/Tuition","id":"affiliation_fees","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"","value":""}},{"name":"Housing Arrangements","id":"housing_arrangements","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

Neither COMEXUS nor the U.S. Embassy/Consulate will assist in locating or helping secure housing for U.S. Fulbright grantees. 

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The Commission is not responsible for finding housing for grantees. The host institution will provide temporary housing options, nonetheless, it is the grantee's responsibility to find permanent housing. Although the grant provides a modest relocation award, the Commission recommends having sufficient personal funds to cover move-in expenses. 

"},{"name":"Placement Type","id":"placement_type","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options","value":["Elementary School","Middle School","Secondary School","Vocational/Technical School","Teacher Training","University/Post-Secondary Institution"]},{"type":"text","value":"

Placements range from elementary schools to univeristy settings, including \"Normales\" (teacher training colleges).

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While candidates may express their preferences for their host institution's education level, they must be flexible as these are determined depending on Mexico's educational necessities. 

"}]},{"name":"Eligibility","id":"eligibility","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options_array","value":[{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_01","value":"Dual citizens of this country are eligible"},{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_02","value":"Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant"}]},{"type":"text","value":"

Must not be living or working in Mexico during the application process. 

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Dual citizens are welcome to apply.

"}]},{"name":"Special Application Instructions","id":"special_application_instructions","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":""},{"name":"Custom Fields","id":"custom_fields","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Visa requirement","value":"

COMEXUS will assist in a pre-authorization visa approval process for the grantees prior to their arrival in Mexico. Within 30 days of arriving in Mexico, grantees must exchange their visa for a \"Tarjeta de Residente Temporal - Estudiante\". 

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Candidates must have a Visa Authorization from a Mexican Consulate before entering the country on a Fulbright scholarship. For this reason, and due to Mexican immigration laws, candidates with current legal residency in Mexico will not be considered. 

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Those candidates with a dual U.S. and Mexican nationality are required by Mexican law to enter Mexico on their Mexican passport and will not receive the visa. 

"},{"name":"Other Information","value":"

The Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grant covers maintenance and basic living expenses in Mexico, as well as one round-trip ticket (U.S.-Mexico-U.S.).

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Grantees may incur in additional expenses that are not covered by the grant. It is highly recommended that grantees begin the program with some additional savings to cover these expenses, especially because the first grant payment will arrive in late September. 

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Semifinalists will be invited to a virtual interview by COMEXUS in February 2022. 

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is not available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":["Regional City"]},{"type":"text","value":"

Placements range from big cities to small towns, however, most grantees are placed outside of major cities, in locations ranging from remote or rural areas to small-to-medium sized cities. 

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While candidates may express geographical preferences for their placements, they must be flexible as these are determined depending on Mexico's educational necessities. 

"}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.WHA@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"https://www.comexus.org.mx"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Becas Information","value":"becas@comexus.org.mx"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-03-29 13:37:34 [finalized_date] => 2019-03-22 14:09:58 [countryName] => Mexico [regionId] => 18 [countryCode] => MX [countryAlias] => mexico [regionName] => Western Hemisphere [regionAlias] => western-hemisphere [regionColor] => #3C3292 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;d:1.7;i:1;i:-60;i:2;i:0;} [regionBgColor] => #007397 [regionBgHoverColor] => #005975 )
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English Teaching Assistant Award
stdClass Object ( [id] => 375 [country_id] => 137 [grant_type_id] => 9 [number_of_grants] => 2 [title] => Fulbright/COMEXUS Public Policy Initiative Award [content] => {"fields":[{"name":"Specialized Grant Types","id":"specialized_grant_types","type":"options","visibility":2,"value":[]},{"name":"Fulbright Graduate Degree Grants","id":"fulbright_graduate_degree_grants","type":"checkbox","visibility":2,"value":false},{"name":"CLEA Availability","id":"clea_availability","type":"checkbox","visibility":2,"value":false},{"name":"Award Profile","id":"award_profile","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

Pursuant to the Commission's commitment to binational understanding, the U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational Exchange (COMEXUS), the Fulbright Commission in Mexico, will fund up to two grants specifically for students pursuing fieldwork, research or an internship in the area of Public Administration or Public Policy.

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This award specifically seeks applicants interested in pursuing a career in Public Diplomacy or politics. Qualified applicants will have started or completed a master's degree program or higher in a related field.

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Fulbright grants in Mexico are also known as \"Fulbright-García Robles\" grants.

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"},{"name":"Grant Period","id":"grant_period","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"Fall Start","value":"

Grant Length: 6 to 9 months.

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Grant lengths can range from 6 to 9 months. Grants start September 1 and end May 31. Some grants may begin January 1, but must end on or before June 30. Grants cannot be shorter than 6 months.

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All grantees will be required to attend a Welcome Orientation in Mexico City at the end of August 2022, organized by COMEXUS. Attendance at the orientation is mandatory for all grantees, regardless of program start date.

"}},{"name":"Orientation","id":"orientation","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"In-Country Orientation","value":"

All grantees will be required to attend a mandatory Welcome Orientation in Mexico City during the last week of August 2022, organized and sponsored by COMEXUS.

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COMEXUS will arrange international transportation for grantees except in very specific cases in which grantees travel with a qualified dependent. Grantees should not purchase their airfare without first consulting their COMEXUS Program Officer.

"}},{"name":"Candidate Profile","id":"candidate_profile","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

Candidates should be currently enrolled in a master's or doctoral level program in a field related to Public Administration, Public Policy, Diplomacy, or other related field. Candidates who have recently completed a terminal Master's degree will also be considered. Applications should reflect a true binational impact as well as the relevance to the candidate's professional or academic development.

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Candidates must have recently completed a terminal master's degree or be enrolled in a master's or doctoral program to be considered.

"},{"name":"Accepted Degree Levels","id":"accepted_degree_levels","type":"options","visibility":1,"value":["Master's","Doctoral"]},{"name":"Supplementary Project","id":"supplementary_project","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"","value":""}},{"name":"Foreign Language Proficiency","id":"foreign_language_proficiency","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"Required - Intermediate","value":"

Additional Information: Spanish language proficiency is necessary, not only for the development of the proposed project, but also in order to communicate on a daily basis. Higher level proficiency may be necessary depending on the requirements of the proposed project. Applicants should include in the Self-Evaluation Form plans for language study between the time of application and the commencement of the grant. A Foreign Language Evaluation by a college level Spanish language instructor is also required.

"}},{"name":"Critical Language Enhancement Award","id":"critical_language_enhancement_award","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":""},{"name":"Fulbright Proposal Types","id":"fulbright_proposal_types","type":"options_array","visibility":1,"value":[{"name":"Independent Study/Research","id":"isr","value":"Yes"},{"name":"Graduate Degree Enrollment","id":"gde","value":"No"}]},{"name":"Affiliation","id":"affiliation","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"Letter required at deadline","value":"

Applicants MUST secure an affiliation with an accredited Mexican research institution or Mexican university. Secondary affiliations with NGOs are welcome as appropriate to the proposal, but are not accepted as a primary affiliation.

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Candidates who plan to conduct research for their master's thesis or doctoral dissertation should provide a letter of support from their thesis adviser at their home institution.

"}},{"name":"Affiliation Fees/Tuition","id":"affiliation_fees","type":"pair","visibility":1,"value":{"name":"","value":""}},{"name":"Housing Arrangements","id":"housing_arrangements","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

Neither COMEXUS nor the U.S. Embassy/consulate will assist in locating or helping secure housing for U.S. Fulbright grantees.

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The Commission is not responsible for finding housing for grantees. The Commission may make suggestions and offer contacts and references from former grantees, but it is the grantee’s responsibility to find housing. Although some grants come with a modest relocation award, the Commission recommends having sufficient funds to cover move-in expenses. Having a few short-term options in mind following the Welcome Orientation is a good idea since it is not advisable to secure long-term housing before arrival. After several days or weeks, you will have a better idea of what you are looking for in your living situation and more importantly, the length of commute between your home and primary grant activity site.

"},{"name":"Placement Type","id":"placement_type","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Eligibility","id":"eligibility","type":"multitype","visibility":1,"value":[{"type":"options_array","value":[{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_01","value":"Dual citizens of this country are eligible"},{"name":"","id":"f_eligibility_02","value":"Residency in host country not permitted in year prior to grant"}]},{"type":"text","value":"
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  • Candidates must not be living, working or studying in Mexico during application and selection process.
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  • Candidates with a valid Tarjeta de Residente (temporal or permanente) are not eligible to apply.
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"}]},{"name":"Special Application Instructions","id":"special_application_instructions","type":"text","visibility":1,"value":"

In your Fulbright online application, for Award Name, please select 'Public Policy Initiative' from the drop-down menu.

"},{"name":"Custom Fields","id":"custom_fields","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Travel Warnings","value":"

Fulbright grantees must heed the U.S. State Department Travel Advisory to Mexico. Projects or affiliations located in areas where the advisory prohibits U.S. government personnel from traveling will NOT be considered. Locations with a Level 3 Travel Advisory may be approved on an exceptional basis. For more information visit Mexico Travel Advisory.

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"},{"name":"Special Consideration","value":"

Applicants should take into consideration that the Fulbright grant covers maintenance and basic living expenses based on the cost of living in the region the grantee conducts their project, as well as one round-trip air ticket (U.S.-Mexico-U.S.). Grantees may incur additional expenses that are not covered by the grant. It is highly recommended to begin the program with some additional savings to cover these expenses.

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Semi-finalists will be invited to a virtual interview with COMEXUS in February 2022.

"}]},{"name":"Dependents","id":"dependents","type":"options","value":["Dependent support is available"]},{"name":"Placement Locations","id":"placement_locations","type":"multitype","value":[{"type":"options","value":[]},{"type":"text","value":""}]},{"name":"Fulbright Program Management Contact","id":"pm_contact","type":"text","value":"FBstudent.WHA@iie.org"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Website","id":"embassy_website","type":"link","value":"http://www.comexus.org.mx/"},{"name":"Fulbright Commission/U.S. Embassy Contact","id":"embassy_contact","type":"custom","value":[{"name":"Becas Information","value":"becas@comexus.org.mx"}]},{"name":"Additional Online Resources","id":"resources","type":"custom","value":[]},{"name":"Is new for this year","id":"is_new","type":"checkbox","value":false}]} [is_new] => 0 [step] => 6 [status] => 1 [updated_on] => 2021-03-29 13:37:34 [finalized_date] => 0000-00-00 00:00:00 [countryName] => Mexico [regionId] => 18 [countryCode] => MX [countryAlias] => mexico [regionName] => Western Hemisphere [regionAlias] => western-hemisphere [regionColor] => #3C3292 [regionPosition] => a:3:{i:0;d:1.7;i:1;i:-60;i:2;i:0;} [regionBgColor] => #007397 [regionBgHoverColor] => #005975 )
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Fulbright/COMEXUS Public Policy Initiative Award